Te Waka Unua School

Today, Friday October 16th students are encouraged to add pink to their uniform to support Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying

Kia Ora, Talofa, Malo e le lei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kiaorana, Namaste, Ni hao & Welcome


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Welcome to the website of Te Waka Unua School.

Te Waka Unua School opened in February 2015.

We are located on the corner of Ferry Road and Hopkins Street, Christchurch.



Please check the Notices tab for important and updated information


We are proud to announce that we have joined the Netsafe Schools Programme and are now officially a Netsafe School. Being a Netsafe School means that we have practices in place that show our commitment to planning for online safety, and that our practices are supported by New Zealand’s online safety organisation, Netsafe. Find out more about Netsafe Schools at netsafe.org.nz/the-kit/netsafe-schools

Do you need our support?

Concerns, Compliments & Complaints are all welcome!  

We are always trying to ensure our school is meeting the needs of all our families as best we possibly can.  In order to be as responsive to our communities needs as possible we always like to hear from our families of any challenges you are having.  We encourage you to contact your child’s class teacher wherever possible in the first instance as they will have the most knowledge of your child and their needs.  We have set up an email address for those that contacting through email would be easier, support@tewaka.school.nz will go directly to members of the Senior Leadership Team who will be able to promptly have the most appropriate person at the school follow up.  Please feel free to use this email address to send through any of your concerns, compliments or complaints at anytime.